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Donwill (of Tanya Morgan): Don Cusack In High Fidelity

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    Don Cusack In High Fidelity is Donwill's musical representation of the movie from which it took its name. Not only is High Fidelity Donwill's personal favorite film, but he identified with John Cusack's character, Rob Gordon, so much that he created an entire album inspired by the movie. Donwill incorporated personal stories of falling in love, fearing commitment, hating his job, and learning life lessons, to create a clever and deeply personal musical interpretation of the film. Skillfully and artfully crafted using direct subject matter and quotes from the cult classic, the 16-track personal odyssey will resonate not only with fans of the original movie but also with anyone who has spent time trying to figure out the opposite sex. "The album is based on being in a state of perpetual pre-mid-life crisis," says Donwill. "Nothing in life will give you all the answers, but this album will help people find some of the answers they might be looking for."

    Donwill faced unique challenges in creating his first solo record. Similarly to how lead character Rob Gordon managed the behavior of his record store employees, Donwill assumed the responsibilities of an orchestra conductor, guiding his featured guests to embody a key character from the film. Opio from Souls of Mischief assumes the role of Ian, Rob's ex-girlfriend's new lover while Che Grand assumes the character of one of Rob's unruly record store employees, Barry, who was portrayed by Jack Black in the film.

    Further exhibiting a new chapter in his career, Don Cusack also marks the first time Donwill displays his productions skills. In addition to enlisting Tanya Morgan producers Von Pea and Brick Beats, as well as A-Plus and Keelay & Zaire, Donwill also produced one of the album's 16 tracks, for the song "December 27th." "Originally, I was going to use the concept for a short EP and had made all of the beats myself," says Donwill. "One of those beats was a clear standout, so when I decided to expand the project into a full-length, and really give the album its proper due, I brought in other producers and used their beats along with mine. It really was just figuring what beats fit together best to create a common thread for the album's narrative."

    For Donwill, one third of Tanya Morgan, a critically acclaimed group well known for their creatively themed releases, undertaking the challenge of creating an album based on a film is a natural progression. Other group members Von Pea and Ilyas will also release thematic solo albums this year; Pea's Got to Have It in the summer and Hello, Hell in the fall, respectively. Tanya Morgan collectively views this string of solo releases as a trilogy of albums, each adding a key piece to the Tanya Morgan foundation.

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    1. Monologue (Intro)
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    2. Laura's Song
    Producers: Astronote
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    3. Top 5 Breakups
    Producers: Brickbeats
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    4. Championship Vinyl
    featuring Tanya Morgan
    Producers: A-Plus
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    5. Ian's Song
    featuring Opio (of Souls Of Mischief)
    Producers: Von Pea
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    6. Shake It Easy
    featuring Peter Hadar; DJ Low Key
    Producers: Martin Slo
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    7. Love Junkie
    featuring Harlem's Cash; Peter Hadar
    Producers: Aeon
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    8. December 27
    Producers: Donwill
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    9. Breathe
    featuring Nicky Guiland
    Producers: Neon Collars
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    10. I See You
    featuring Ragen Fykes
    Producers: Algorythm
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    11. Good
    featuring Che Grand; Ced Hughes; Ragen Fykes
    Producers: Aeon
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    12. Leading Lady
    Producers: Keelay & Zaire
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    13. Pussy Rules The World
    featuring Mykestro; Bad Lucc
    Producers: YNOT The Best
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    14. Maybe You & I
    Producers: Wale Oyejide
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    15. Girl Girl
    featuring Kay (of The Foundation); Uzoy
    Producers: Aeon
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    16. Fold Em
    featuring Ragen Fykes
    Producers: Keelay & Zaire
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    Total Comments: 8
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/18/2014 11:07:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az
    Comment: nice but not as good as Von Pea's cd! IMO, Don is Big Pooh & Von Pea is Phonte ya'll know what I mean!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/19/2013 7:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: DonWill in 2010 makes the ultimate reference to Nick Hornby's 2000 film HIgh Fidelity , one of my favs. I like the cover, and it could have been part of the sound track if you ask me. referencing the movie which was all about a independent record store owner and his tribulations in love life would be great subject matter for those who can relate and are music lovers and the type of customer service you'll get from an establishment that music lovers will make an effort to get to all for the love of that wax. if Championship Vinyl really did exist I would make the journey to get there, just like Dusty Grooves record store who is also in Chicago.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/21/2010 7:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .43.66.125)
    Location: PK NY
    Comment: good beats, real talk
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/1/2010 5:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 23.215.203)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: I love this album, more than any Tanya Morgan album actually. This has Brooklyn written all over it. A very dope, cool, calm and relax vibe runs through the whole record.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/30/2010 7:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
    Location: Vegas
    Comment: This is a really dope concept album..... TM is a really slept on group, hopefully they can start to get the shine that they deserve........Much props Don Will..... I wanted some more up tempo tracks but as a whole this album was good..
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/28/2010 9:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 8.99.7.189)
    Location: Omaha, NE
    Comment: Im really jacked to hear this one! With Little Brother disbanding, Tanya Morgan is the best group on the planet. Im gonna give it 5 stars til I hear it.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/27/2010 8:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.85.135)
    Location: N/A
    Comment: Incredibly magnificently orignally HOTT!! Love you Don...shoutouts to Tanya Morgan for spittin truth and stayin real xoxoxoxo
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/27/2010 12:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.150.78.7)
    Location: Toronto
    Comment: DonIll kicks it hard on this. Lovin' it, like American McDonald's.
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